Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-Va.) have announced in a joint news release that more than $5 milllion will be made available for HIV treatment and prevention services in Norfolk.

The funding will be provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “We are pleased to announce federal funding to help those with HIV in Norfolk get the care they deserve,” the senators said in a statement.

The grant was awarded to the Mermaid city through HHS’s HIV Emergency Relief Project Grant program. The program provides funding to communities that have been most impacted by the HIV epidemic in an effort to enhance access to care for low-income people and families with HIV.

The MASS Clinic accepts walk-ins Monday thru Friday from 9am until 4pm. Come visit us at either of our locations and get tested for free today!! We are located at: 2415 Lafayette Blvd. in Norfolk and 247 28th Street, Ste. 100 in Newport News.